I actually completed the project at the bottom of the page before this one, but am having the usual problem rearranging the photos. After I had done Flopsy’s room, the older girls wanted something done to their room, so I sewed off and on for 3 days making everybody happy.
The older girls’ room is in the finished daylight basement, so their window is a short one. I took regular sized long curtain panels and cut them to fit. After hemming, I sewed ribbon along the seams. I didn’t have to do casings because I used the clip-on rings with a cafe rod. Very easy.
The first project was, as I mentioned, Flopsy’s room. We had been given a very pretty comforter that was, shall we say, a little outsized for a twin bed. Ok, it was a king size. I hated to get rid of it but it was really unusable. I even tried it on our queen sized bed, but it was STILL too big. After a while, I figured that I had nothing to lose, so I measured it for a twin bed and cut off the rest. I ripped the seam on the bit I had cut off and removed the ruffle. Then I sewed the open side shut, inserting the ruffle as I went. You can’t tell the difference.
We had recently painted this room and the yellow is so cheerful. I can tell it will look nice in all seasons. You can see why I was so anxious to use this comforter! I don’t know about the green curtains though. They look a bit strange from the street. I can’t believe I managed to redo this room with one hand-me-down comforter!